The Archies, a beloved comic, loved by all generations makes its way to India with Netflix and Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby on board. Based in the fictional town of Riverdale, the comic revolves around a few iconic characters who have time and again been re-narrated in different ways. This time around Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti are all set and steadfast to narrate an Indian adaptation of the famous Archie Comics rooted in India and cemented in the Anglo-Indian community.
Talking about the same, director Zoya Akhtar says “We needed a way to adapt it so that it retains its essence and is still rooted in India so we set it in the Anglo-Indian community. It has been super exciting because it is a comic book coming to life and it crossed with a community that is often not represented in the mainstream media”
The upcoming film ‘The Archies
Starring Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Khushi Kapoor, Suhana Khan, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina in key roles, The Archies is produced by Tiger Baby, Graphic India and Archie Comics and is directed by Zoya Akhtar, while, the screenplay is adapted by Reema Kagti.
For the unversed, Zoya Akhtar made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Luck By Chance in 2009. Her 2019 film Gully Boy was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and was India’s entry for the Oscars. She founded her production company, Tiger Baby, in 2015 with longtime collaborator, filmmaker Reema Kagti. Together they created the Amazon